Torrey Pines Community Planning Board seeks candidates for March elections


The Torrey Pines Community Planning Board (TPCPB) will hold elections on March 8 for six of the 16 seats on the board. The TPCPB is an officially recognized local advisory group of elected volunteers who evaluate issues affecting the community. The board makes recommendations and communicates neighborhood concerns to the City of San Diego and the Planning Department.

Local residents and business candidates are encouraged to join the board. Major issues such as the Kilroy - One Paseo mixed use development and I-5/SR-56 Connectors present a unique opportunity to get involved in your community planning. The TPCPB is a member of the Community Planning Committee (CPC) and reviews issues related to all of San Diego. Another key function of the TPCPB is working with the City of San Diego Development Services Department in reviewing discretionary permits and helping to foster high quality architectural and landscaping design within the Torrey Pines Community.

The following seats are up for election: One Business Seats; One Board Seat for Community Area 1; One Board Seat for Community Area 2; Three Board Seats for Community Area 3.

The bylaws stipulate that residential candidates for the TPCPB must attend at least one board meeting before the election. Board meeting are held at 7:00 PM on the second Thursday of the month at the Del Mar Hills PAC Room, 14085 Mango Drive, Del Mar.

Community Area 1 comprises the area located north of Del Mar Heights Road, west of 1-5, and extending towards the northern terminus of the community; Community Area 2 is located south of Del Mar Heights Road, west of 1-5 and north of Carmel Valley Road east or north of the Torrey Pines Preserve; Community Area 3, also known as Del Mar Terraces, is south and west of the Torrey Pines Reserve with Carmel Valley Road as its southernmost boundary.

All candidates should announce their interest in running for election during the Feb. 9 Torrey Pines Board meeting. Election submission forms can be downloaded from the TPCPB web site:


The business seats are open to anyone who is an owner or employee of a commercial, retail, professional, or industrial enterprise doing business within a commercial center in the Torrey Pines Community.

Residential seats are for individuals currently living in the Torrey Pines Community. You must be at least 18 years old and reside in the seat’s area and be available to serve a three-year term. In the event that no one is running for election in a given area then the individual receiving the highest number of votes from outside that area would be elected to a one-year term.

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